19 June 2021

Covering The Classics: The Usual Suspects

In 2006 Penguin Classics began reissuing titles in their catalogue featuring cover art by notable comics artists. Below are some covers from the initial launch of the Penguin Classics Deluxe series, which at the time drew criticism from Dave Sim (Cerebus) for the choice of artists being "the usual suspects"

The New York Trilogy
by Paul Auster
Cover art by Art Spiegelman

The Portable Dorothy Parker
by Dorothy Parker
Cover art by Seth

Lady Chatterley's Lover
by D.H. Lawrence
Cover art by Chester Brown

by Francois Voltaire 
Cover art by Chris Ware

Gravity's Rainbow
by Thomas Pynchon
Cover art by Frank Miller

The Jungle
by Upton Sinclair
Cover art by Charles Burns

by Mary Shelley
Cover art by Daniel Clowes

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
by Ken Kesey
Cover art by Joe Sacco

Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions
CBR: The Sublime Variant Covers of Penguin Classics Graphic Deluxe Editions

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